By Ivan Mwine
The fruits of the meeting between Rwandan President Gen. Paul Kagame and Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, which they heled last weekend, are starting to manifest.
Following the discussions and negotiations between Kagame and Muhoozi, the government in Kigali has since agreed to reopen Rwanda’s border to Uganda at Gatuna, after almost three years of closure.
The border is set to reopen starting January 31, 2022, according to an official notice issued Thursday by the Rwandan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Corporation.
The notice reads in part thus;
“Following the visit to Rwanda of Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, Senior Presidential Adviser on Special Operations and Commander of Land Forces of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) on 22nd January 2022, the Government of Rwanda has taken note that there is a process to solve issues raised by Rwanda, as well as commitments made by the Government of Uganda to Address remaining obstacles.
In this regard and in line with the communique of the 4th Quadripartite Summit held at Gatuna/Katuna on 21st February 2020, the Government of Rwanda wishes to inform the public that the Gatuna border post between Rwanda and Uganda will be reopened from 31st January 2022.”
Thenotice continues; “As it is the case for other land border posts in the country, health authorities of Rwanda and Uganda will work together to put in place necessary measures to facilitate movement in the context of COVID-19…”